An elephant Love Story.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Feb 14, 2013
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Dr. Seuss defined love as “compatible weirdness.”

We’re all a little weird and quirky, and if we’re lucky, we find someone whose weirdness matches our own.

Two of my favorite weirdos got engaged last week!

chris & jenn

One of the amazing and beautiful parts, to me, is that they didn’t find each other at work, or in a bar or even a fix-up through friends. They found each other through elephant journal.

Chris started writing; Jenn started reading his work. After reading a particularly emotionally raw piece of Chris’s, Jenn contacted him on Facebook.

They began emailing back and forth. Then, Skyping and talking on the phone. Then, finally Jenn came to Connecticut to visit Chris, and the rest—as they say—is history.

In the week before Jenn came to visit, I teased Chris saying “What if she’s really some 80-year-old guy?!” Kind of ridiculous, since they had been Skyping, I suppose. But sometimes people behave one way online, and are totally different in person. When I met Jenn, it was clear pretty instantly that she was Chris’s weirdo—for keeps.


ring and tatt

There are so many quotes about love. Some of them are useful; many of them are stupid and trite.

One comes to mind when I look at these two:

“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.” ~ Rumi

To two amazing writers and two beautiful people, congratulations on the beginning of your love story. May you always have space in your togetherness, and inspire all of those around you to live and love with authenticity.


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on and Barnes & She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


7 Responses to “An elephant Love Story.”

  1. Awww man. Thanks so much Kate! This is truly moving and I'm forever indebted to EJ for helping me to reconnect with my best friend and love. 🙂

  2. @Jenn_Lui says:

    Ooohhh Kate this is so sweet!!! Thank you so much for putting our story together, this is really moving and means so much. And YES, big thanks to EJ for reconnecting our two souls in this lifetime. I am forever grateful. <3

  3. Brenda says:

    I can surely attest to the love and rightness of these two very special "weirdo's", :). It is a beautiful truth to watch! Love this story Kate, beautifully written!!

  4. @Jenn_Lui says:

    SWOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!! xoxoxox

  5. slsimms says:

    And here I was just thinking I’d only get some editing experience and some publishing opportunities…guess you just have to be open… :0)

  6. Soooo awesome! elephant love!

  7. HeroGames says:

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